John A. Fox

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John A. Fox (1836–1920) was a prominent American architect who was considered the “Father of Stick Style” American architecture.

John Andrews Fox was born in 1836 in Dorchester, Massachusetts to Thomas Bayley Fox, a Unitarian minister. Fox later resided for many years at 25 Trull Street in Dorchester. During the Civil War, Fox served in Companies I and F of the 2nd Massachusetts Infantry Regiment from 1862 to 1865 and took part in Sherman's "March to the Sea." Fox first joined the civil engineering firm of Garbett & Wood before starting his own independent practice, which existed for over fifty years. Fox was an active member of the Boston Society of Architects and American Institute of Architects. He constructed many private residences in the “Stick Style” in the Boston metropolitan area. He also constructed the Town Hall in Provincetown in 1886, and the Home for Aged Couples in Roxbury. Fox died in 1920 and is buried in the Forest Hills Cemetery on Weigelia Path. Many of his papers are located at the Massachusetts Historical Society.[1]

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Provincetown Town Hall

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